John McDonnell will today promise that Labour will manage public spending with “discipline” and aim to balance the books in power – but won’t hesitate to borrow billions in order to invest. In a major pre-Budget speech this morning, the Shadow Chancellor will set out how he intends to win back public trust in Labour

From the Heart …

Wednesday, 02 March 2016 by

I am 70 years old and proud to be a European.  I grew up believing that the point of the EU was to uplift the poor countries such as Bulgaria and Romania and, when the time comes, those Balkan States waiting to join.  Recently Greece was attacked and decimated by bankers, carpetbaggers and spiv’s which

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Labour In for Britain in the media

Thursday, 25 February 2016 by

Labour In for Britain in the media Alan Johnson’s Labour In for Britain speech at Airbus Why a vote to remain in Europe is the patriotic choice Alan Johnson comments on the date of the referendum Leaving the EU could put 50, 000 Apprenticeships at risk Jeremy Corbyn says Britain must stay in Europe Social

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A London Assembly candidate has said she wants to ensure people are aware of the huge knock on effects of closing a hospital’s accident and… Source: London Assembly candidate joins campaign against A&E closure (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)

John McDonnell has attacked George Osborne for presiding over a “casino economy” in thrall to the biggest banks at the same time as outlining plans to break up the Treasury. The shadow Chancellor said the City was still “in the driving seat” despite the financial crisis and the subsequent £850bn bank bailout. In his latest

More news from Ivana

Friday, 12 February 2016 by

Last Thursday, I attended the launch of Havering Mind’s mental health awareness campaign. It was an amazing event, testament to the work of the charity and their commitment to changing the public perception of mental illness. I am also very happy that the Romford Recorder is supporting the campaign with so much dedication. Unfortunately, Tory

Ivana on Student Maintenance Grants

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 by

An assault on opportunity You may have read this week that ministers voted to scrap student maintenance grants for those starting university in September 2016 and beyond. I spoke to the Romford Recorder this week about the impact of cuts to grants on students in Havering & Redbridge. You can read my comments here.

News from Ivana

Thursday, 04 February 2016 by

Ivana Bartoletti has written to the Civil Aviation Authority asking them to conduct a noise impact assessment after the 4th of February, when the changes to flight paths come into force. She said: “Many residents have contacted me over the last few months with their worries about the flight path changes at City Airport, and I think